A Very Philly Christmas Village!

 

A sign lit up with Christmas lights that says Christmas Village
Philadelphia Christmas Village

The Philadelphia Christmas Village is a German-style open air style market that is located at City Hall and LOVE Park, and is a wonderful place to visit if you are traveling to or live near the city. The address for the market is 1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19102. For the 2022 season, they are open from Thanksgiving Day November 24th through Christmas Eve December 24. Their hours run from Sunday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and also Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Thanksgiving they are open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Christmas Eve 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (The hours are subject to change in the event of inclement weather.) The admission to the event is free, and then you can purchase food, beverages, and shopping as you go. 

The Philadelphia Christmas Village holds a very special place in my heart. Several years ago, my husband actually proposed by it, and it is one of those landmarks that are near and dear to me. There is something unique about it that is very Philadelphia, while wrapping in a traditional German market feel. It is an open air market, so you will want to dress warm depending on the weather. I personally will wear layers, wool socks, mittens, a hat, and sometimes even bring hand warmers along.

A stand with Christmas ornaments at the Philadelphia Christmas Village
Philadelphia Christmas Village
A stand with paper lanterns at the Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Christmas Village
A stand with paper lanterns at the Philadelphia Christmas Village
Philadelphia Christmas Village

There are so many local vendors that create their own unique artistic twist on ornaments, goods, and delicious foods as well. When we went, we tried the German Grill and Schwenk Grill that served bratwursts and potato pancakes. I also highly recommend Raclette Stube for their melted cheese on a fresh baguette.

A bratwurst stand at the Philadelphia Christmas Village
Philadelphia Christmas Village
Potato pancakes, macaroni and cheese, and a bratwurst on a table at the Philadelphia Christmas Village
Philadelphia Christmas Village

City Hall is right across the street from the market, and it has a continuation of specialty artisan shops and walking regions. If you enjoy ice skating, you have to check out the rink as well, which is quite magical in the winter season. On the building of City Hall itself, during the evening hours they have a light show with holiday music playing. You can see this very well if you are skating at the rink, so that is another fun idea.

City Hall in center city Philadelphia
Philadelphia
A stand with clothing at the Philadelphia Christmas Village
Philadelphia Christmas Village Dilworth Park
Lights and decorations at the Philadelphia Christmas Village
Philadelphia Christmas Village Dilworth Park

If you are checking out the Philadelphia area, I would put this as a must see for the holiday season. It is a wonderful activity if you are searching for festive outdoor fun for the whole family. (Plus, they have amazing artisans at the market if you are looking to get some holiday shopping done!) Let me know if you have visited the Christmas Village in Philadelphia as well, and remember to click that subscribe button! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday!

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Published by NortheastAllie

For generations, my family has lived in the Philadelphia area, and my writing reflects these influences. This blog explores perspectives on life, encouragement, travel, health, and local living.

12 thoughts on “A Very Philly Christmas Village!

  1. I love Christmas markets and the magic that comes with them. Sadly, due to the resent outbreak and restrictions, all the markets in Ireland had to be cancelled 🙈 hopefully, world will restore order at some point next year. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

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